Standing under the shower to bathe the dog might look to be a good idea, but the chances are the dog won’t enjoy the water coming down and attempt to leave. Another problem is that it is hard to wash the beneath the dog at the shower.
Use your hands to squeegee the excess water out of the dog’s back, tail, and legs. Some dogs will stand for using a hair drier and a few fights it. If you do use a hair dryer, hold it in 1 hand and use your other hand to fluff your hair as you dry it. Fluffing the hair will help it dry faster, and as your hand is in the path of the hair dryer, you can feel if the atmosphere is becoming too hot.
Give your puppy a treat and revel in a beautiful, clean, fresh smelling friend.
Use a sterile saline solution, or over the counter eye drops for dogs to flush out the eyes. On the counter ear, the cleaner can be used to nourish the ears after his bath.
Scrub your dog thoroughly, as much time ought to be spent rinsing as lathering. You will find cream rinses and de-tanglers created for puppies. If yours has a long coat which will mat, the cream rinse could be worth it. Again rinse completely. Any shampoo or cream rinse left on his skin may lead to rashes.
Bathtubs for humans are not the most proper setups for dog bathrooms. Dogs do not like to slip so be sure there is a plastic mat or nonstick decals on the base of the tub. Lay towels on the ground near the bathtub, so you have something soft to kneel on. If the tub has a hand-held shower attachment that reaches the dog, bath time will probably be simpler. If not, you can purchase a shower attachment and use this. The least effective way is using a little bucket that you fill with water then pour on the dog.
Bathing your dog is a requirement every four months or so and to get many dogs who like to play in the sand and the great outdoors maybe even more frequently.
Keep the water from the ears and eyes. Dog ear canals possess a bend which could easily trap water. Human shampoo can be irritating to the skin. Pour the shampoo into your hands, put in water, then lather up the dog. Push the lather to the dog’s skin instead of just letting it remain on top of his fur. You would like to cleanse his skin as well as his coat.
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